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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - StatPearls
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK441938/
Antunes, C. et. al.

Oct 26th, 2018 - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition that develops when there is a retrograde flow of stomach contents causing symptoms or complications. GERD can present as Non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) when typical symptoms of GERD occur in the absence of visible mucosal injury during endoscopy, or as erosive esophagitis (EE) when patients have histopathological changes in esophageal muc...

Asthma as the Underlying Cause of Death | CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/asthma_stats/asthma_underlying_death.html

Apr 23rd, 2018 - Asthma deaths have decreased over time and varied by demographic characteristics. View the statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - National Center of Environmental Health (NCEH) - National Asthma Control Program

Esophageal dilation with either bougie or balloon technique as a treatment for eosinoph...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5601027
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Dougherty M, Runge TM et. al.

May 3rd, 2017 - Esophageal dilation is a now recognized to be an important therapeutic modality in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). We aimed to evaluate the safety of esophageal dilation in EoE, especially regarding perforation risk, and to examine perforation risk by dilator type. We conducted a systematic review of the published literature from January 1, 1950 to June 30, 2016 using PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of...

Symptoms Have Modest Accuracy in Detecting Endoscopic and Histologic Remission in Adult...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6011000
Gastroenterology Safroneeva E, Straumann A et. al.

Nov 20th, 2015 - It is not clear whether symptoms alone can be used to estimate the biologic activity of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). We aimed to evaluate whether symptoms can be used to identify patients with endoscopic and histologic features of remission. Between April 2011 and June 2014, we performed a prospective, observational study and recruited 269 consecutive adults with EoE (67% male; median age, 3...

Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults is associated with IgG4 and not mediated by IgE.
https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2014.05.036
Gastroenterology Clayton F, Fang JC et. al.

Jun 7th, 2014 - Eosinophilic esophagitis is usually triggered by foods, by unclear mechanisms. We evaluated the roles of IgE and IgG4 in the development of eosinophilic esophagitis. We performed a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of adults with eosinophilic esophagitis given an antibody against IgE (omalizumab, n = 16) or placebo (n = 14) every 2-4 weeks for 16 weeks, based on we...

Pilomatrix carcinoma: 13 new cases and review of the literature with emphasis on predic...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2014.02.042
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; Herrmann JL, Allan A et. al.

Apr 17th, 2014 - Pilomatrix carcinoma is a rare cutaneous tumor derived from follicular matrix cells with few cases documented in the literature. We sought to better characterize this tumor by analyzing its epidemiologic, clinical, and histopathologic features in 13 new cases and by reviewing the literature. All cases of pilomatrix carcinoma from a large regional dermatopathology practice were identified and an...

The natural history of steroid-naïve eosinophilic esophagitis in adults treated with en...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2014.02.012
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Lipka S, Keshishian J et. al.

Apr 7th, 2014 - Despite the vast focus of research in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), the natural history of untreated EoE remains undefined. Current expert consensus panels are calling for natural history studies to define long-term risks, adverse events, and progression of the disease. To address the natural course and long-term adverse events of EoE. Retrospective, single-center study. Tertiary-care center....

Efficacy of dietary interventions for inducing histologic remission in patients with eo...
https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2014.02.006
Gastroenterology Arias A, González-Cervera J et. al.

Feb 18th, 2014 - Various dietary interventions have been used to treat patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), yielding varied results. This systematic review assesses the efficacy of different dietary therapies in inducing disease remission. We performed a systematic search of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and SCOPUS databases for studies investigating the efficacy of dietary interventions (reducing infiltration ...

The optimal number of biopsy fragments to establish a morphologic diagnosis of eosinoph...
https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2013.463
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Nielsen JA, Lager DJ et. al.

Jan 21st, 2014 - Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is characterized clinically by dysphagia, chest pain, and food impaction, and morphologically by increased numbers of intraepithelial eosinophils and marked basal hyperplasia of the squamous mucosa. The consensus criteria for a diagnosis of EoE include the presence of ≥15 eosinophils/HPF in biopsies from both proximal and distal esophagus in the absence of other c...

Dietary elimination therapy is an effective option for adults with eosinophilic esophag...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4102669
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association; Wolf WA, Jerath MR et. al.

Jan 20th, 2014 - Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an immune-mediated disorder. Food elimination is an established treatment for children, but data in adults are limited. We aimed to determine the response of adults with EoE to dietary therapy. This was a retrospective cohort study using the University of North Carolina EoE database from 2006 to 2012. Subjects were age 18 and older, had EoE by consensus guideli...

Efficacy of Budesonide Orodispersible Tablets as Induction Therapy for Eosinophilic Eso...
https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2019.03.025
Gastroenterology Lucendo AJ, Miehlke S et. al.

Mar 29th, 2019 - Swallowed topical-acting corticosteroids are recommended as first-line therapy for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Asthma medications not optimized for esophageal delivery are sometimes effective, although given off-label. We performed a randomized, placebo-controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and tolerability of a budesonide orodispersible tablet (BOT), which allows the drug to be deli...

Efficacy of Budesonide vs Fluticasone for Initial Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis...
https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2019.03.014
Gastroenterology Dellon ES, Woosley JT et. al.

Mar 15th, 2019 - Topical steroid treatments for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) include swallowed fluticasone from a multi-dose inhaler (MDI) or oral viscous budesonide (OVB) slurry, but the 2 have never been compared. We assessed whether OVB was more effective than MDI for initial treatment of patients with EoE. In a double-blind, double-dummy trial, patients with a new diagnosis of EoE were randomly assigned t...

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Relationship of Subepithelial Eosinophilic Inflammation With ...
https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2017.493
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Schoepfer AM, Simko A et. al.

Jan 17th, 2018 - For technical reasons, the histologic characterization of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)-specific alterations is almost exclusively based on those found in the esophageal epithelium, whereas little is known about subepithelial abnormalities. In this study, we aimed to systematically assess the nature of subepithelial histologic alterations, and analyze their relationship with epithelial histolo...

Successful Esophageal Dilation of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Patients With a Previo...
https://doi.org/10.1097/MCG.0000000000000873
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology; Lipka S, Kumar A et. al.

Sep 8th, 2017 - Esophageal dilation is an effective and safe treatment option for fibrostenotic eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Despite the safety, adverse events occur, yet there is scarce literature on the best treatment postcomplications. Patients with diagnosis of EoE (≥15 eosinophils per high-power field) from 2011 to 2015 treated at our center were included. Thirty patients with fibrostenotic disease had...

Accuracy and Safety of the Cytosponge for Assessing Histologic Activity in Eosinophilic...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5848207
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Katzka DA, Smyrk TC et. al.

Aug 15th, 2017 - Management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) requires repeated endoscopic mucosal sampling to assess disease activity. A less invasive and expensive means of monitoring of EoE is required. The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy, safety, and tolerability of the cytosponge compared to endoscopy and biopsy for histologic assessment of EoE. In this prospective two-center cross-secti...

Toward More Efficient Dietary Elimination Therapy for Eosinophilic Esophagitis: The Fan...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2017.07.022
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association; Eluri S, Dellon ES

Aug 1st, 2017 - Toward More Efficient Dietary Elimination Therapy for Eosinophilic Esophagitis: The Fantastic 4?|2017|Eluri S,Dellon ES,|

Long-Term Treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis With Swallowed Topical Corticosteroids:...
https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2017.202
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Greuter T, Bussmann C et. al.

Jul 18th, 2017 - Swallowed topical corticosteroids (STCs) are efficacious in inducing and presumably maintaining remission in patients with active eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Hitherto, it has not been evaluated whether long-lasting remission can be achieved, and whether treatment can be stopped once patients have achieved this remission. Since 2007, EoE patients included into a large database at the Swiss E...

Efficacy of a 4-Food Elimination Diet for Children With Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6448398
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association; Kagalwalla AF, Wechsler JB et. al.

Jun 12th, 2017 - A 6-food elimination diet induces remission in most children and adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The effectiveness of empiric elimination of only 4 foods has not been studied in children. We performed a prospective observational outcome study in children with EoE treated with dietary exclusion of cow's milk, wheat, egg, and soy. The objective was to assess the clinical, endoscopic, ...

Esophageal and Small Intestinal Mucosal Integrity in Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Respo...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5527277
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Warners MJ, Vlieg-Boerstra BJ et. al.

Apr 18th, 2017 - The esophageal mucosal integrity is impaired in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and it has been suggested that the duodenal permeability is increased. The absence of food allergens may restore the integrity. The aims of this study were to assess duodenal permeability in EoE and to evaluate the effect of an elemental diet on the esophageal and duodenal integrity. In this prospective study 17 adul...

Body mass index, height and early-onset basal cell carcinoma in a case-control study.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5272867
Cancer Epidemiology; Zhang Y, Cartmel B et. al.

Dec 31st, 2016 - Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common malignancy in the US. Body mass index (BMI) and height have been associated with a variety of cancer types, yet the evidence regarding BCC is limited. Therefore, we evaluated BMI and height in relation to early-onset BCC (under age 40) and explored the potential role of ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure and estrogen-related exposures in the BMI-BC...

How I Approach the Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Adults.
https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2016.515
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Hirano I

Nov 15th, 2016 - How I Approach the Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Adults.|2016|Hirano I,|diagnosis,therapy,

The GerdQ questionnaire and high resolution manometry support the hypothesis that proto...
https://doi.org/10.1111/apt.13718
Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics; Savarino EV, Tolone S et. al.

Jul 4th, 2016 - Little is known about the relationship between proton pump inhibitor-responsive oesophageal eosinophilia (PPI-REE), eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD). To compare high resolution manometry features and symptom profiles of patients with EoE, PPI-REE and GERD. Consecutive patients diagnosed with EoE or PPI-REE according to international criteria (presence ...

Transfusion reactions: prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)01313-6
Lancet (London, England); Delaney M, Wendel S et. al.

Apr 16th, 2016 - Blood transfusion is one of the most common procedures in patients in hospital so it is imperative that clinicians are knowledgeable about appropriate blood product administration, as well as the signs, symptoms, and management of transfusion reactions. In this Review, we, an international panel, provide a synopsis of the pathophysiology, treatment, and management of each diagnostic category of...

A Novel CD4+ T Cell-Dependent Murine Model of Pneumocystis-driven Asthma-like Pathology.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5074654
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; Eddens T, Campfield BT et. al.

Mar 23rd, 2016 - Infection with Pneumocystis, an opportunistic fungal pathogen, can result in fulminant pneumonia in the clinical setting of patients with immunosuppression. In murine models, Pneumocystis has previously been shown to induce a CD4+ T cell-dependent eosinophilic response in the lung capable of providing protection. We sought to explore the role of Pneumocystis in generating asthma-like lung patho...

Accuracy of the Eosinophilic Esophagitis Endoscopic Reference Score in Diagnosis and De...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4690779
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association; Dellon ES, Cotton CC et. al.

Sep 25th, 2015 - Little is known about the diagnostic utility of the Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Endoscopic Reference Score (EREFS), and how scores change in response to treatment. We investigated the operating characteristics of the EREFS in diagnosis of EoE, how the score changes with treatment, and ways to optimize scoring system. We performed a prospective study of adults undergoing outpatient upper endo...

Unsedated transnasal esophagoscopy for monitoring therapy in pediatric eosinophilic eso...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4698253
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Friedlander JA, DeBoer EM et. al.

Jul 5th, 2015 - Unsedated transnasal endoscopy (TNE) is safer and less costly than sedated EGD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of TNE with biopsies in monitoring the esophageal mucosa of pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis. Patients between 8 and 17 years of age with eosinophilic esophagitis and their parents were enrolled. Unsedated TNE was performed. A 2.8-mm (1.2-mm chann...

Amyloid burden is associated with self-reported sleep in nondemented late middle-aged a...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4523445
Neurobiology of Aging; Sprecher KE, Bendlin BB et. al.

Jun 10th, 2015 - Midlife may be an ideal window for intervention in Alzheimer's disease (AD). To determine whether sleep is associated with early signs of AD neuropathology (amyloid deposition) in late midlife, we imaged brain amyloid deposits using positron emission tomography with [C-11]Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB), and assessed sleep with the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Scale...

Multicenter prospective cohort study of the incidence of adverse events associated with...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.2494
JAMA Dermatology; Alam M, Kakar R et. al.

Nov 5th, 2014 - Common noninvasive to minimally invasive cosmetic dermatologic procedures are widely believed to be safe given the low incidence of reported adverse events, but reliable incidence data regarding adverse event rates are unavailable to date. To assess the incidence of adverse events associated with noninvasive to minimally invasive cosmetic dermatologic procedures, including those involving laser...

Aspergillosis, eosinophilic esophagitis, and allergic rhinitis in signal transducer and...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2018.05.009
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Natarajan M, Hsu AP et. al.

May 28th, 2018 - Aspergillosis, eosinophilic esophagitis, and allergic rhinitis in signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 haploinsufficiency.|2018|Natarajan M,Hsu AP,Weinreich MA,Zhang Y,Niemela JE,|

Combined and Alternating Topical Steroids and Food Elimination Diet for the Treatment o...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-018-4931-9
Digestive Diseases and Sciences; Reed CC, Safta AM et. al.

Jan 30th, 2018 - Few studies have examined combined or alternating treatment algorithms in eosinophilic esophagitis. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to ascertain the efficacy and adherence to a combined and alternating treatment approach with topical corticosteroids and 2-food elimination diet for pediatric EoE. Patients were prescribed a 2-food elimination diet (milk and soy) and topical corticostero...

Efficacy of Atopy Patch Testing in Directed Dietary Therapy of Eosinophilic Esophagitis...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-018-4928-4
Digestive Diseases and Sciences; Eckmann JD, Ravi K et. al.

Jan 19th, 2018 - Atopy patch testing (APT) has shown potential for predicting dietary food triggers in studies of children and adolescents with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). To assess the efficacy of APT in adults with EoE. We conducted a prospective open-label pilot study of patients ≥ 18 years old with diagnosis of EoE at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from November 2014 to January 2016. All patients ...

A Prospective Study of Eosinophilic Esophagitis and the Expression of Tight Junction Pr...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5753681
Gut and Liver; Okimoto K, Arai M et. al.

Oct 16th, 2017 - Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is often erroneously diagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence of EoE and the expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins in patients with GERD symptoms. One hundred patients with GERD symptoms and 10 healthy controls were prospectively studied. Sixty-two patients had symptoms refractory to proton pu...

Impact of smoking, alcohol consumption, and NSAID use on risk for and phenotypes of eos...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6036648
Diseases of the Esophagus : Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus; Koutlas NT, Eluri S et. al.

Oct 12th, 2017 - There are few data exploring modifiable risk factors for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). We aimed to determine if smoking, alcohol consumption, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use were risk factors for EoE, and to assess their impact on EoE phenotypes and treatment outcomes. We performed a case-control study analyzing data collected from a prospective cohort of adults undergoing...

Comparison of endoscopy and radiographic imaging for detection of esophageal inflammati...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2017.09.037
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Nelson MJ, Miller FH et. al.

Oct 10th, 2017 - Eosinophil predominant mucosal inflammation is central to the diagnosis and activity assessment of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Esophageal mural remodeling is an important consequence of EoE that is responsible for adverse events of dysphagia, food impaction, and esophageal stenosis. The aim of this study was to compare upper endoscopy (EGD) with barium upper GI study (UGI) for the detection...

Editorial: Widening the Use of the Functional Lumen Imaging Probe to Kids With Eosinoph...
https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2017.237
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Carlson DA

Sep 6th, 2017 - The functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) provides objective measurement of esophageal distensibility, thus offering a unique and potentially valuable assessment in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Menard-Katcher and colleagues report the first study evaluating use of FLIP in pediatric patients that demonstrated a reduction in esophageal distensibility in patients with EoE compared to patients w...

Injectable and topical neurotoxins in dermatology: Indications, adverse events, and con...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2016.11.012
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; Giordano CN, Matarasso SL et. al.

May 19th, 2017 - The use of neuromodulators for therapeutic and cosmetic indications has proven to be remarkably safe. While aesthetic and functional adverse events are uncommon, each anatomic region has its own set of risks of which the physician and patient must be aware before treatment. The therapeutic usages of botulinum toxins now include multiple specialties and multiple indications. New aesthetic indica...

Injectable and topical neurotoxins in dermatology: Basic science, anatomy, and therapeu...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2016.11.022
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; Giordano CN, Matarasso SL et. al.

May 19th, 2017 - Botulinum toxin is a potentially deadly anaerobic bacterial toxin that acts by inhibiting release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, thereby inhibiting contraction of the exposed striated muscle. There are currently 4 botulinum toxin preparations approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA): onabotulinumtoxin, abobotulinumtoxin, incobotulinumtoxin and rimabotulinumtoxin. W...

Differentiating pulmonary transfusion reactions using recipient and transfusion factors.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5758383
Transfusion Roubinian NH, Looney MR et. al.

May 4th, 2017 - It is increasingly recognized that recipient risk factors play a prominent role in possible transfusion-related acute lung injury (pTRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO). We hypothesized that both transfusion and recipient factors including natriuretic peptides could be used to distinguish TRALI from TACO and pTRALI. We performed a post hoc analysis of a case-control stu...

Feeling the burn: the significant burden of febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reactions.
https://doi.org/10.1111/trf.14099
Transfusion Cohen R, Escorcia A et. al.

Apr 3rd, 2017 - Febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reactions (FNHTRs) are characterized by a post-transfusion temperature rise (of ≥ 1°C, to ≥ 38°C) or chills/rigors unrelated to the underlying condition. FNHTRs are provoked by inflammatory cytokines in the product or by host antileukocyte antibodies against residual donor leukocytes. FNHTRs are among the most commonly reported transfusion disturbances and are g...

Genetics of eosinophilic esophagitis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5600523
Mucosal Immunology; Kottyan LC, Rothenberg ME

Feb 22nd, 2017 - Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, allergic disease associated with marked mucosal eosinophil accumulation. EoE disease risk is multifactorial and includes environmental and genetic factors. This review will focus on the contribution of genetic variation to EoE risk, as well as the experimental tools and statistical methodology used to identify EoE risk loci. Specific disease-risk loc...

Calpain-14 and its association with eosinophilic esophagitis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5461191
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Litosh VA, Rochman M et. al.

Jan 30th, 2017 - Calpains are a family of intracellular, calcium-dependent cysteine proteases involved in a variety of regulatory processes, including cytoskeletal dynamics, cell-cycle progression, signal transduction, gene expression, and apoptosis. These enzymes have been implicated in a number of disease processes, notably for this review involving eosinophilic tissue inflammation, such as eosinophilic esoph...

Budesonide Oral Suspension Improves Symptomatic, Endoscopic, and Histologic Parameters ...
https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2016.11.021
Gastroenterology Dellon ES, Katzka DA et. al.

Nov 27th, 2016 - Pharmacologic treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is limited to off-label use of corticosteroids not optimized for esophageal delivery. We performed a randomized, controlled phase 2 trial to assess the ability of budesonide oral suspension (BOS), a novel muco-adherent topical steroid formulation, to reduce symptoms and esophageal eosinophilia in adolescents and adults with EoE. In this ...

Root cause analysis of limitations of virtual crossmatch for kidney allocation to highl...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humimm.2016.11.003
Human Immunology; Jani V, Ingulli E et. al.

Nov 19th, 2016 - Efficient allocation of deceased donor organs depends upon effective prediction of immunologic compatibility based on donor HLA genotype and recipient alloantibody profile, referred to as virtual crossmatching (VCXM). VCXM has demonstrated utility in predicting compatibility, though there is reduced efficacy for patients highly sensitized against allogeneic HLA antigens. The recently revised de...

Association of eosinophilic esophagitis and food pollen allergy syndrome.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2016.10.012
Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology : Official Publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology; Mahdavinia M, Bishehsari F et. al.

Nov 19th, 2016 - Association of eosinophilic esophagitis and food pollen allergy syndrome.|2016|Mahdavinia M,Bishehsari F,Hayat W,Elhassan A,Tobin MC,|etiology,immunology,complications,immunology,immunology,

Measurement of haemolysis markers following transfusion of uncrossmatched, low-titre, g...
https://doi.org/10.1111/tme.12372
Transfusion Medicine (Oxford, England); Seheult JN, Triulzi DJ et. al.

Oct 29th, 2016 - The safety of administering uncrossmatched, group O, cold-stored, whole blood (cWB) during civilian trauma resuscitation was evaluated. Male trauma patients with haemorrhage-induced hypotension who received leuko-reduced uncrossmatched group O+, low titre (<50) anti-A and -B, platelet-replete cWB during initial resuscitation were included. The biochemical markers of haemolysis (lactate dehydrog...

Stillbirth and intrauterine fetal death: factors affecting determination of cause of de...
https://doi.org/10.1002/uog.16016
Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology : the Official Journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Man J, Hutchinson JC et. al.

Oct 26th, 2016 - There have been several attempts to classify cause of death (CoD) in stillbirth; however, all such systems are subjective, allowing for observer bias and making comparisons between systems challenging. This study aimed to examine factors relating to determination of CoD using a large dataset from two specialist centers in which observer bias had been reduced by classifying findings objectively ...

Eosinophilic esophagitis in an octogenarian: A case report and review of the literature.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5072977
Medicine Trifan A, Stoica O et. al.

Oct 15th, 2016 - Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, immune/antigen-mediated disease characterized clinically by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and histologically by a marked eosinophilic infiltrate in the esophageal mucosa. What was once considered a rare disease has nowadays become one of the most frequent esophageal diseases in the Western countries, occupying a place just next to the ga...

The association of anti-platelet factor 4/heparin antibodies with early and delayed thr...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5280211
Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis : JTH; Welsby IJ, Krakow EF et. al.

Oct 7th, 2016 - Essentials We evaluated antibody status, thromboembolism and survival after cardiac surgery. Positive antibody tests are common - over 50% are seropositive at 30 days. Seropositivity did not increase thromboembolism or impair survival after cardiac surgery. Results show heparin induced thrombocytopenia antibody screening after surgery is not warranted. Background Heparin-induced thrombocytopeni...

Montelukast Does not Maintain Symptom Remission After Topical Steroid Therapy for Eosin...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2016.09.013
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association; Alexander JA, Ravi K et. al.

Sep 21st, 2016 - Montelukast, a cysteinyl leukotriene type-1 receptor blocker, has been shown in small retrospective studies to reduce symptoms in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). We performed a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial to determine whether montelukast maintains symptomatic remission induced by topical steroid therapy in patients with EoE. We performed a prospective study ...

Clinical Pattern in Hypotensive Transfusion Reactions.
https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000001387
Anesthesia and Analgesia; Metcalf RA, Bakhtary S et. al.

Jun 10th, 2016 - Hypotensive transfusion reactions (HyTRs) may be underreported and have been associated with patients taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) receiving poststorage leukoreduced blood products through negatively charged filters. Although bedside leukoreduction is no longer commonplace, HyTRs still occur and are insufficiently characterized in the prestorage leukoreduction era. We...